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12 September 2017 - 4:12, by , in Hiring Practices, No comments
I was helping a friend of mine last week, who was recruiting some retail staff for his business (yes it is possible for recruiters to be friends with people who do their own recruitment), and he was complaining at length about the quality of candidates responding to his ad. I told him that when I...
14 July 2016 - 6:56, by , in Hiring Practices, No comments
Probably not, right? If you think about it, the recruitment process is a lot like dating. In essence, there are 2 parties, both want an outcome, so they get involved with someone to see if there is a good fit. More often than not, at some point, one of the 2 parties decides that the...
7 October 2015 - 22:49, by , in Hiring Practices, No comments
Jonathan Thurston (JT) is an NRL player, arguably one of the best in the game, a likely immortal, and is credited with winning his team their first NRL premiership this weekend just gone. Since joining the Cowboys, JT has been offered more money, MANY times to switch clubs. He has stayed loyal to the Cowboys, and...
8 May 2015 - 0:03, by , in Hiring Practices, No comments
Quite often when we engage with a new client to fill a position they have been unable to fill, I ask them what they have done so far to source candidates. They often tell me “we’ve put an ad on Seek“. Sometimes before they work with us they have placed as many as four or...
24 April 2015 - 0:20, by , in Hiring Practices, No comments
Given than a high proportion of vacant positions are managed by recruitment agencies, it can be puzzling at times to hear some of the things candidates say. The most notable of these, which I have heard twice in the past 2 weeks, is “I’ve accepted another role, but if anything else comes up definitely call...
16 April 2015 - 6:19, by , in Hiring Practices, No comments
No, I don’t believe so. I recently read that Wayne Bennett now has the worst coaching record in Newcastle Knights’ history. For those of you who don’t know Wayne Bennett, he is one of Australia’s most successful Rugby League coaches; he won 5 premierships with the Brisbane Broncos, moved to the St George Dragons and...
16 April 2015 - 6:18, by , in Hiring Practices, No comments
Workforce planning – there’s a whole function of business dedicated to it, some (in that field) may even call it an art. Even if you’re only looking at onboarding a single salesperson (or any employee for that matter) – you’ll find the process of recruiting a lot less stressful (and a lot more successful) if...
16 April 2015 - 6:16, by , in Hiring Practices, No comments
I was phoned the other day and asked to give a reference for someone who used to work for me, and the first question I was asked was “David* wrote a very detailed and personal cover letter, addressed to me, outlining why he wanted to work for our business. I haven’t seen this for years,...
16 April 2015 - 6:08, by , in Hiring Practices, Uncategorized, No comments
Perhaps it is because I am a recruiter who primarily specialises in sales-based roles, but I can’t help but often realise how many candidates don’t see the job hunting process as the sales exercise it really is. You’re selling yourself! I was talking to a candidate that I’ve known for many years, who is currently looking...
15 April 2015 - 11:29, by , in Hiring Practices, No comments
I talk with hiring managers, sales managers and business owners every day about the struggles they face when trying to source and secure quality talent for their organisations.

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